All of the EP’s 20 standing committees and two subcommittees held their constitutive meetings on Wednesday to elect their chair and vice-chairs.

A committee bureau (chair and up to four vice-chairs) is elected for a two and a half year mandate. Committees deal with legislative proposals, appoint negotiating teams to conduct talks with EU ministers, adopt reports, organise hearings and scrutinise other EU bodies and institutions.

The MEPs elected today to chair the Committees are the following:

David McAllister (EPP, DE) chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nathalie Loiseau (Renew Europe, FR) chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, Maria Arena (S&D, BE) chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, Tomas Tobé (EPP, SE) chair of the Committee on Development, Bernd Lange (S&D, DE) chair of the Committee on International Trade, Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, BE) chair of the Committee on Budgets, Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE) chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control, Roberto Gualtieri (S&D, IT) chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Pascal Canfin (Renew Europe, FR) chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Adina-Ioana Vălean (EPP, RO) chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Petra De Sutter (Greens/EFA, BE) chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Karima Delli (Greens/EFA, FR) chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, Younous Omarjee (GUE/NGL, FR) chair of the Committee on Regional Development, Norbert Lins (EPP, DE) chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Chris Davies (Renew Europe, UK) chair of the Committee on Fisheries, Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE) chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, Lucy Nethsingha ( Renew Europe, UK) chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs, Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Evelyn Regner (S&D, AT) chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and Dolors Montserrat (EPP, ES) chair of the Committee on Petitions.

The bureau of chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs will be elected in a forthcoming meeting.